We had another solid weekend over at the DFS Headquarters in all sports, but look to keep it rolling for tonight’s eight game NBA slate!
A few injury’s to note for some high usage players – Paul George, Kevin Love and Tobias Harris are all questionable while Karl Anthony-Towns, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler have already been ruled out.
We have two game approaching the 240 game total mark with Washington hosting Milwaukee and Minnesota traveling to Dallas.
Top of the Key
Luka Doncic ($10,500 DK / $9,800 FD) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
I feel like Doncic is miss priced on both sites as he has the potential to post a triple double on a nightly basis. Mix that in with a Timberwolves team who quite frankly, is terrible. Oh, the Mavericks also have a 126 team implied total tonight also.
Doncic has missed some action as of late but returned two games before the All-Star break and dropped 60 plus point fantasy point performances in both of them. Over his past five games, the guard has an insane 38% usage rate.
The Mavericks also get a nice 4.95 pace bump in the matchup, making Doncic one of my favorite plays on tonight’s slate.
Joel Embiid ($9,500 DK / $10,000 FD) vs. Atlanta Hawks
Ben Simmons has already been ruled out and Tobias Harris is listed as questionable but I have seen he is closer to doubtful. If Harris sits, Embiid will really have to pick up the slack tonight in a great matchup with the Hawks.
With Simmons and Harris off the court, Embiid get a 4.55 usage bump and averages 9.15 more fantasy points per 48 minutes. He has been playing solid as of late averaging 24 points and 11.6 rebounds with a 35.35 percent usage rate over his past five games.
This game should also be one of the fastest games of the night with a 107 pace, and a favorable 6 point pace bump for the Sixeres.
Here are a few players and situations I will be keeping my eye that could be in good spots depending on how news breaks or players I will look into a little throughout the day.
Montrez Harrell ($5,400 DK / $5,800 FD) vs. Memphis Grizzlies – If Paul George does sit, I really like Harrell tonight. He should easily be able to exceed what he salary is tonight on both sites.
Moritz Wagner ($3,900 DK / $3,900 FD) vs. Milwaukee Bucks – Might be one of my favorite “low cost” guys tonight. His minutes have been down as of late (under 20 the past 3 games) but if he can see a little extra run tonight I can see one of those little fire icons showing up next to his name by the end of the night.
Josh Richardson ($4,800 DK / $5,100 FD) and Furkan Korkmaz ($4,000 DK / $3,900 FD) vs. Atlanta Hawks – I really like all the secondary pieces for the Sixers tonight but I will be overweight on these two guys tonight with no Simmons and possibly Harris.
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